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Expert Weighs In On What Palestinian Membership In The ICC Really Means

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Dr. Sarah Nouwen on what Pa...

Palestinians Will Join ICC, U.N. Chief Says

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has confirmed that the Palestinians will officially become a member of the Inte...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 9 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

My time with future leaders of Israel and Palestine leaves me with a somewhat pessimistic outlook, but there is reason for hope.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 8 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The U.S. has been at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for decades. However, some Palestinians I spoke with said that the U.S. is not the right party to mediate a two-state solution whereas Israelis has said it is.

Israel Threatens More Punitive Steps Against Palestinians

AP | Posted 01.04.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday threatened to take tougher action against the Palestinians over their decision to join the International ...

Israel Retaliates Against Palestinians For Signing Up To World Court

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 01.03.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel halted transfers of the tax revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinians in retaliation for their move to join the Inte...

Setting Benchmark in Battle for Statehood: Palestine Plays in Asian Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 01.02.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Palestine has set a new benchmark for nations like the Kurds and the Kosovars who see soccer as a key part of their toolbox to achieve statehood with its qualification for this month's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup even if the Palestinian road to statehood is increasingly pockmarked by seemingly insurmountable barriers.

Palestinians Submit Documents To Join International Criminal Court

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 01.02.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians took the last formal step Friday to join the International Criminal Court, seeking to pursue war-crimes charg...

Hamas Bars Gaza Children From Israel Trip

Reuters | Posted 12.28.2014 | World

By Ran Tzabar and Nidal al-Mughrabi ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip prevented on Sund...

Gulf-Iranian Proxy War Spills Onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 12.27.2014 | World
James Dorsey

A Saudi-led proxy war against Iran playing out in Syria and Iraq has expanded onto the soccer pitch with a last minute decision by the Palestinian national team to cancel a friendly against Iran.

Palestinian Stabs 2 Border Policemen, Israeli Police Report

AP | By DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 12.26.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man on Friday stabbed and lightly wounded two Israeli paramilitary border policemen at the entrance to Jerusalem's Ol...

Don't Let the Left Lapse in Defending Democracy (or the Right)

Gil Troy | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics
Gil Troy

Liberals have been busy lately lecturing about right-wing threats to Israeli democracy. What happens when some liberals stumble, forgetting that liberty must be preserved for all, even if the "wrong" people exercise power or publish newspapers?

Israeli FM: Netanyahu's Approach Has Failed, Israel Needs A Peace Deal

Haaretz | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

In closed-door meeting, FM warns that Israel will face a diplomatic tsunami unless it takes the initiative and pursues a regional peace agreement; cit...

Cuba Announcement Augurs Big Breakthroughs in 2015

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 12.22.2014 | Politics
Jeffrey Laurenti

In denouncing Obama's Cuba initiative, Republican political figures have planted themselves firmly in the past, just as they had denounced diplomatic ties with China and the Panama Canal treaty.

Keeping the Keys: The Rise of the Palestinian Diplomatic Intifada

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 12.18.2014 | World
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Abbas should not be expected to magically relieve the suffering of the Palestinian, but to preserve his credibility and his standing among the Palestinian people he needs to take action, not just make statements.

European Parliament Wants Palestinian State

AP | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Parliament has stopped short of pushing for outright recognition of a Palestinian state, urging renewed peace...

Palestinians Seek End-Of-Occupation Vote At The UN This Week

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 12.15.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will push for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution setting a Novemb...

East Jerusalem Cannot Breathe

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 12.17.2014 | New York
Alex Cacioppo

During a talk dubbed "Jerusalem: Flashpoint for Regional & Global Conflict," Robert Wright, the veteran author and creator of Bloggingheads, and Daniel Seidemann, the renowned Israeli attorney, talked about what may or may not be the third intifada and its thorny roots.

Israel Slams Irish Decision Recognizing Palestine

AP | Posted 12.11.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has slammed the decision of the Irish parliament to adopt a non-binding resolution supporting an independent Palestinian sta...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 7 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

Israelis and Palestinians have a very similar narrative. The people of each group have moved from one country to another for a long time. Each people have been oppressed by others.

Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Religious Tensions

Religion News Service | Ben Hartman | Posted 12.07.2014 | Religion

ABU SNAN, Israel (RNS) Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main s...

Eliciting Fear at Home and Abroad, Israel Seeks to Downgrade Democracy

Peter Mellgard | Posted 12.05.2014 | World
Peter Mellgard

As European governments, one by one, vote to recognize a Palestinian state, Israelis are wrestling with their own questions of national identity in a polarizing debate that some say will destroy the state of Israel in its current form.

The State Of Palestine Was Declared Way Before Europe's Push For Recognition

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.05.2014 | World

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 6 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Heroux

While all Israelis I spoke to agree the goal should be to realize a two-state solution, several Israelis told me that Muslims are not ready for democracy and that the two states will be very asymmetric.

Jordan's Prince Hassan: Recognition of Palestinian State Is a 'Gross Irrelevance.' The Issue Is Citizenship for All.

Alain Elkann | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Alain Elkann

Shifting the emphasis from bombs and oil to citizens being the vector of stability or instability may be, just may be, the way to propose a stabilization architecture for the region. And the region I am talking about is West Asia to South Asia, East of Suez to Iran, Turkey and Iraq.